More details revealed on £110m Guildhall redevelopment

An image of how the Guildhall might look

A full planning application for the £110m redevelopment of the Guildhall site in Nottingham could be submitted this Autumn, according to the developer behind the scheme.

Mark Bielby, the development director of Miller Birch has told TheBusinessDesk.com that his company is “getting closer” to revealing plans for the 300,000 sq ft site.

He said: “We are still going through a pre-app process but getting closer. The hotel and the rest of the development is coming along well. There should be something coming forward in the Autumn.”

Miller Birch had previously hoped to submit a planning application in late spring or early summer.

It is thought that the scheme will be made up of a hotel, student accommodation and around 90,000 sq ft of offices.

In January, Bielby told us the hotel will be “busness class”. He said: “In terms of classification, hotels seem to be moving away from a star classification and prefer to use alternative terminology. This will be a business class hotel which be at the quality end of the spectrum.”

“In terms of the remainder of the site we are proposing a mixed-use development comprising student welfare facilities and student accommodation, which will obviously complement the adjacent Newton and Arkwright main NTU city centre campus, plus about 90,000 sq ft of offices.”

Miller Birch bought the site from Nottingham City Council in 2016. The Guildhall previously housed Nottingham’s central police and fire services, which have since moved to Byron House on Maid Marian Way and a purpose built station on London Road respectively.

The building had also previously been a criminal and magistrates court up to 1995, and it was revealed that there is an extensive network of caves under the building.

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